No, we do not have the vaccine yet, but… we are pleased that Davidson Family Medicine has been approved as a vaccine site by NCDHHS.
We do not know when we are getting the vaccine or which vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna, both equally effective). If you are getting this email, we will notify you through this email address when we receive the vaccine and what the next steps would be as far as which groups would be vaccinated. We will also update our website and Facebook. Please do not call with general questions about the vaccine, but feel free to email email@example.com.
As you probably know, in our state of North Carolina, Groups 1 and 2 (Healthcare workers, etc. and persons 65+) are now eligible for the vaccine. There is very limited supply locally. As we are waiting for the vaccine to eventually arrive at our office, we do encourage eligible patients who are interested to attempt to obtain the vaccine in one of 3 ways:
1) If you have an active Novant My Chart or My Atrium account, you may have received an email about signing up for a vaccine. Reports are that these appointments are months in the future.
2) If you do not have an active Novant My Chart, you can create one to request the vaccine: https://www.novantmychart.org/mychart/signup Or call Novant scheduling line at (855)-648-2248. Appointments are made on a week-to-week basis.
If you do not have an active My Atrium account, you can create one to request the vaccine: https://my.atriumhealth.org/MyAtriumHealth/publicforms.asp?mode=showform&formname=SignUpOne&_ga=2.185168553.1297599094.1611012112-2091031579.1582736708 Or call Atrium scheduling line at (704)-468-8888, option 1, then option 2.
3) Through a county health department. You do not need to be a resident of the county administering the vaccine.
For Mecklenburg: Eligible individuals ages 75 and older https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/83g1hcpv/ or call 980-314-9400 Option 3 to schedule an appointment for your first dose. Reports are that January appointments are filled and MCHD has not yet begun scheduling 65-74 year-olds.
For Iredell: There will be drive up clinics only for 1a Healthcare workers and persons 75+ on Friday, Jan. 20 in Mooresville and Sat., Jan. 21 in Statesville. Anticipate lengthy waits! Details here: https://www.co.iredell.nc.us/DocumentCenter/View/16175/CVMS-Registration-form—Generic
For Lincoln: Vaccinating only 1a healthcare workers and 75+ at their health department. Advised to call (704)479-2202.
For Cabarrus: https://www.cabarrushealth.org/605/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information (Latest check, these appointments are filled).
Groups 3 (Frontline workers), 4 (Adults at high risk for exposure and increase risk of severe illness), and 5 (everyone else that wants a safe vaccine) should await further instructions.
Please rest assured that Davidson Family Medicine has been attempting to obtain the vaccine since late November with the earliest announcement of vaccine availability. We feel it is important to receive vaccines from medical staff you know and trust. However, given the current limited supply and overwhelming demand, we encourage getting the vaccine as soon as practical.
We are excited to provide this service as soon as possible. In the interim, please feel free to reach out with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. And if the need arises for testing or treatment of any medical condition (including Covid-19) please reach out to our office.
We are here to help, and there is light at the end of the tunnel!
Davidson Family Medicine